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mallicoat. >> and i'm grace lee. >>> well, first it was police, and now the fire department has taken a big hit in san jose. just as fire season starts to heat up, starting today, there will be fewer fire trucks available to respond to emergencies. one engine from fire station 29 is being taken out of service to save money. the number of firefighters on trucks is being reduced from five to four, and crews are all taking a 10% pay cut. as a result, the department says response times could increase. >>> good news in oakland for some police officers. the city will hire back 22 of the 80 police officers that it laid off last year under a new city budget that was approved last night to close a $58 million shortfall. the mayor cast the deciding vote. the plan includes pay and benefit cuts that city workers have already accepted. >>> work crews are cleaning up a mess in the east bay. east bay m.u.d. says that a water main broke near san pablo dam road in el sobrante around 9:30 this morning. crews were able to cap the 12" line but as you can see, several inches of water still remain. there are als
before the big holiday weekend. the upgrade that is forcing thousands of commuters to find another ride to work today. >>> not doing their jobs and then lying about it. pg&e's shocking admission about skipping crucial inspections. good morning, it's friday, july 1. i'm grace lee. >> did you say it's friday? >> it is friday. >> that's much better. you just said it's friday. >> wait until 6:30! [ laughter ] >> 4:30. i'm frank mallicoat. you have four happy people here. we have a beautiful holiday weekend ahead. and it's flied. >> going to be hot. >> yeah. it really is. it's going to be scorching hot. if you want a hot weekend, the 4th of july weekend is the time to do it. high pressure building in, temperatures soaring this afternoon as high as the 90s into concord, 80s in san jose, 70s around the bay. you get the idea, temperatures could be near 100 this weekend. we'll talk more about that in a moment. right now let's check traffic with elizabeth. >> let's go outside live towards the golden gate bridge. they hinted at it but there is no golden gate ferry service today. golden gate buses
. back to you. >> thank you. >>> a developing story. bay area commuters, you have a big reprieve. golden gate ferry service boats going to run on schedule today. anne makovec in larkspur. marin county with why the strike has suddenly been called off. she has more. good morning. >> reporter: i just got off the phone with the union spokesman who says, they were thinking about striking so they wanted to let the public know that they were thinking about striking so the public wasn't surprised. then the golden gate bridge district decided to go ahead and call off the service because they didn't want people to be surprised either. so there is confusion between the union and the district, no surprise. we heard of these contract negotiations getting out of control before. in this case it was going to end up in a one-day strike here for golden gate ferry service between larkspur where i'm standing, san francisco, and sausalito all ferry service was going to be cancelled for the day. this morning it turns out that workers showed up for work. so there will be no disruption in service today. certain
that they are cutting the taxes when we have such a big budget deficit. >> reporter: the vehicle registration fee is reduced to 6.5%. another $1.4 billion loss to the state. though many taxpayers welcome the relief, others see more damage to california. >> i worry about the people that will be laid off because they won't have enough money. it'll be out of their control. >> they're already cutting very essential services, and i don't see how this is going to help solve any problems at all. >> i think we're going to have some more discussion about this. probably before the next election. >> reporter: government downsizing in all levels seems to be a permanent thing. tom vacar, ktvu news. >>> the governor signed the state budget just one day before the new fiscal year began. the spending plan includes cuts to higher education, welfare and the court. the governor hinted he hasn't given up on putting a tax measure on the ballot. >> before we get finished, i bet we're going to have to go back to the people and get their vote on how we're going to do things going forward. >> reporter: t
karnow and he has a spectacular forecast. >> yeah. the big holiday weekend forecast. and this is working out very nice. if you like the heat, you're going to love it. we're cranking up those temperatures today. 90s in concord, 70s in san francisco. could see triple digits over the weekend. more on that in a moment. right now let's check your traffic with elizabeth. [ laughter ] >> what did you say? >> two cars. >> no, we have look at this. there is actual traffic near the dublin interchange. >> you're making her mad. >> i got an important role here at 5:00 in the morning, you guys. [ laughter ] >> westbound 580 approaching 680. it is about a 15-minute drive right now out of the altamont pass out towards pleasanton. and the dublin interchange. we'll have more traffic coming up including a big traffic story today actually, the cancellation of the golden gate ferry service. you have more on this coming up. >> we do. thank you. >>> thousands of bay area commuters need to find another way to get to work this morning. ferry service shut down between marin county and san francisco today only th
seen a big decline in prices that much harder to sell. >> in certain areas the homes are hard to sell anyways. so i don't know whether this will make it more difficult. it certainly won't help. >> reporter: zillow says even with the new algorythm, the estimates are just a starting point and both carp and quickly agree. >> i would not read too many into it. i would read very little into it. i think the changes in indices over a short period of time are noise. >> i hope they get further corroboration of the value of their houses before they jump off a bridge. >> reporter: there is a psychological aspect to all of this. experts say homeowners make financial and life decisions based on what they believe their homes are worth. if you're curious about what your home is worth, you can have it appraised by a professional. usually costs about $350 to $400. even the folks at zillow say, listen, this is just a starting point. you really do need to do your due diligence. >> thank you. >>> well, the ink has hit the paper. governor brown has signed the state budget a day before the fiscal year star
and dry fourth of july weekend. this is part of the latest budget cuts tied to san jose's big budget crisis. on any given day a fire truck or fire engine will be out of service at one of san jose four stations. these cuts are raising public safety fears both in and outside the fire department. >> response times increase. fire intensity grows. and so upon arrival our firefighters will be faced with a greater workload, higher risk, and greater demand. >> that is not good for anybody. >> there will not be any re ductions in staff on sunday or the fourth of july. there are cuts that take place today. >>> san francisco city leaders failed to meet today's budget deadline. they were huddled in closed door meetings in city hall until late last night. they are still trying to figure out the final pieces of a huge budget package. now they have agreed on nearly all of the major points in ed lee's $6.8 billion spending plan. the remaining sticking points include proposed social services cuts and contracting -- contracting out security at some city hospitals. >>> the u.s. senate canceled its holi
% of the staff will previously employed by ami. >> we got a big weekend coming up and a hot weekend coming up. >> it was getting pretty warm yesterday afternoon. >>> hottest days are still ahead of us, good morning, coming up on 6:07. you can see the storm track and moisture and green staying up the canadian border and dry air that will work its way toward us aiding in that heat wave developing. 60 in concord. 65 in antioch and everybody else in the mid to upper 50s half moon bay at 50 degrees. the coast will be the most comfortable while the rest of us are having above average temperatures. 66 in half moon bay. low to mid-70s richmond, oakland and upper 70s to low 80s for the rest of bay shore. mid to upper 80s in the south bay and east you bay. let's head down to the monterey bay, upper 80s to low 90s. a little more comfortable around the bay with low to mid-70s and down into salinas. take a look at the accu-weather seven-day forecast, you can see the stream of hot weather inland. i can't remember 7 days mid to upper 90s. seven days in a row. low to mid 80s around the bay and there is the c
yesterday. then this morning is was a big question. as you see people heading in to catch the 7:10 vote is there will be no strike but it did take us awhile to get here. >> you don't see signs up, so i guess we're supposed to work. >> you didn't know anything about a strike? >> no. >> reporter: that man was our first indication that the strike wouldn't happen at all. he belongs to the inlandboatmen's union, the union that was supposed to go on strike. he showed up for work this morning. so did the other employees. so just after 5 service went ahead as scheduled. that was the first gate to open and there were a handful of passengers. >> i was in the car on the way to the city. i was just about to drive when i heard. >> reporter: how much easier is it for you get on the boat? >> much, coffee, paper. >> reporter: two boats left. there was a lot of confusion. we heard from the district. they said the union didn't give them a head's up. the union said they did tell the district yesterday morning about the possibility of a strike and told them last night this was called off. taking a live loo
-packard which is going mobil thanks to another silicon valley company. >> sit powerful enough and big enough? >> reporter: with all the attention paid to tablet computer, hp face as huge challenge. the silicon giant is famous as a leader in the tech industry, but when it comes to tablets, it's behind. >> this is the hp touch pad. >> reporter: now trying to make up ground, the touchpad looks familiar with a big difference. its operating system. a user interface or u.i. >> when people use the touch pad, when they pick it up in the store, when they give it a try, what they're going to find is that we have a u.i. that's like none other. >> reporter: but hp faces an uphill battle. we're all used to the apple tablet and android tablet. hp, these're known for what's on their desk. >> pc sales are slowly diminishing, laptop sales are slowly diminishing and tablet sales are going through the roof and if hp doesn't get into the game in a big way, they stand to lose. >> what we're seeing is people are computing more. they're taking their devices with them. they're filling the white spaces in their day
so we've got in the habit of not traveling as much. >> reporter: the big surprise? while fewer people are driving than a year ago, more people are flying. air travel is up 9% this summer. >> for some people, it actually may be more convenient and cheaper to fly than to drive this year. >> reporter: and airline ticket prices are also up, 11% on average. >> we're cutting back on trips and staying home more. >> it is a pretty exciting trip. the first time that anna and i have ever been anywhere together on a trip like this over the big pond. ♪ >> reporter: the top family destination this summer -- orlando. the top destinations for singles and couples -- las vegas, new york, chicago, and seattle. the good news? experts say there are plenty of flexible hotel deals out there, especially orlando, reno, portland, seattle and colorado. >> free nights, free room upgrades, kids stay free, resort credits. take advantage of all of those offerings to offset higher gas prices and higher airfares. >> reporter: back on the maryland shore, a yearly ritual -- >> every year i bring my kids here just to
. >>> certainly a big embarrassment for the tsa. a me knower. > ian man is in federal custody -- a nigerian man is in federal custody when he got through security twice at major u.s. airports with bogus boarding passes. kendis gibson reports in one case, the suspect even managed to get on the plane. >>> reporter: frequent flyer christine hammond is alarmed to hear a man could get on a plane with an expired boarding pass that didn't have his name on it and didn't match his id. >> when stuff like this happens it just shows me rewe'llly don't have the -- we really don't have the security we're supposed to have. >> reporter: the nigerian, olajide noibi, made it past is it agents in new york and flew to virgin airlines. halfway through the flight and attendant realized he shouldn't be on the plane. the captain alerted authorities who met noibi at the gate, questioned him and let him go. >> we are supposed to have a mult layered system of security. the next layer picks up the problem and it didn't. that's troubling. >> reporter: a few days later noibi returned to l.a.x. and once again got through sec
. >> reporter: that is right. of course the big news here is that the united states senate has called off its fourth of july recess for the first time since the water gate scandal. if senators are staying here, many republicans are asking why president obama was on the campaign trail in pennsylvania last night and going to camp david this weekend. >> why didn't he call senator mcconnell, speaker boehner, minority pelosi, and majority leader reid into his office and sit down and do his job? >> reporter: president obama also rejected an invitation to meet with gop leaders today calling the invitation political theater. both sides are blaming each other for the impasse. reporting live alison burns. >>> a missouri man is accused of raping a woman as she lay unconscious on a street. the woman was walking in kansas city on wednesday morning when she felt dizzy, sat down and passed out. two witnesses say they saw melvin jackson on top of the woman with his pants around his ankles. they flagged down a nearby patrol car. >> there were witnesses that saw this happening and they stepped up and reported
valleys. 79 in antioch. still low 60s along the coast. half moon bay, 61. big story is how much warmer it is than yesterday. 2 degrees in fremont. 8 in livermore. we don't have much of a wind. that free air-conditioning is not around. 8 miles an hour winds at half moon bay. rest of us, check out the warming trend, santa rosa, 95 by sunday. 84 in oakland, san jose, concord and redwood city all in the 90s by sunday when the heat peaks. we'll talk about the potential for poor air quality in a minute. >>> still ahead, a bay area social gaming company hopes to be the next big thing on wall street. a bombshell in a high profile sexual assault case. new details on the hotel maid. and fast food restaurants is more than burgers and fries new menu >>> the former head of the imf walked out of court free without bail this morning after a bombshell that could cripple the sexual assault case against them. prosecutors have reasons to not fully trust the hotel maid of her accusations of rape. >> dominique strauss-kahn walked out of court free on his own recognizance. they h
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that she is not telling the truth. so we don't know exactly what is going on here. but it is a big deal for them to be questioning the integrity of their own witness. >> jack, what do you expect the court is deciding today regarding bail and movement of strauss-kahn? >> it's interesting because it's not unusual to go back to a judge during the course of a case and ask for changes to be made in bail. but as those changes are usually requested by the prosecution when they say they have more information and more bad stuff on this guy and we want you to to jack this up. for the judge to change this maybe off the record or on the record but it strongly suggests there are serious problems here and that even the prosecution is backing away from him at this point. >> jack ford, thank you so much. >> thank you. >>> president obama heads to camp david today for the fourth of july weekend. after turning down senate majority leader offer to meet with republicans over the budget stalemate. bill plante has the latest on the negotiations this morning. bill, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to y
purchases like a car or big appliance to save more. >> tomorrow this car you'd save $428 without negotiation. >> i don't think a lot of people are buying expensive items these days. i have tox my stove burned out. >> and retailers have to reprogram tonight so customers will be charged correct sales tax tomorrow. >> several laws and changes will go into affect at midnight z authority owners will be required to install carbon monoxide detectors in homes and condoes and hotel rooms. and stickers like this will no longer give drivers a free pass in the carpool lane when they don't have enough passengers to drive there. and polls -- tolls going up at the golden gate bridge for truckers, people pulling trailers and any vehicle with three or more axls. drivers can go to traffic school but violations will be remaining on their records. and the state will require all students entering 7th through 12th grade to get an adolescent whooping cough shot before attending classes next year. >> california teachers delighted with legislation blocking them from layoffs this upcoming year saying school districts
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of our nation's finest public servant. >> it is a big surprise but we should have known a couple of months ago you're getting pretty good at this covert op stuff. >> reporter: tomorrow former cia director will be sworn in. >>> in just hours, many of drivers will need more time or more cash to get around everyone though their trip hasn't changed. sal castaneda live in oakland to show us what's going to happen. >> reporter: here at the bay bridge toll plaza tomorrow, the tolls will go up for many bay area drivers. and for some hybrid drivers some key privileges will go away and that has some complaining. state issued gold stickers on hybrid vehicles become worthless tomorrow as those drivers will no longer be available to use the car pool lane while driving alone. the perk had been used to encourage drivers to purchase hybrids. >> the reason why i purchased the hybrid in the first place is to get that car pool status. >> reporter: his commute from oakland to san francisco will become more time consumer and expensive because of the -- time consuming and expensive because of the cha
it. now it appears a big threat is from a rifleal speesy, warn owl encroaching on spotted owl's territory. >> midnight there will be a new ambulance service in santa clara county. rural metro workers were getting gear together to begin servicing the south bay for five years. 95% of the staff was previously employed at amr, providing ambulance services in the county since 1979. the company getting 55 new ambulances equipped with new technologies. >> technology that they'll be seeing includes new cardiac monitors that can transmit patient data to the hospital. and prior to patient arriveal there. >> the rur fleet will count on five special vehicles that will transport and treat obese patients. >> tonight new at 6:30, lapd investigators come to the bay area to help find a missing teenager. a student from india somehow got left behind. >> and tonight a look at a massive tunneling project and the water it will deliver throughout the bay area. >> and britain's royal couple, will and kate making their north american debut as newlyweds. >>> a high school student from india has vanishe
to 100. >>> right after the break, the embarrassing security breach that shows some big holes in airport security. [ kate ] if this icelandic mud could work wonders on my skin, imagine what it could do for my business. now, i just had to figure out a way to get it back to the states. so i called john, my citibank small business expert. [ john ] kate, how are you? [ kate ] he got me a line of credit and together we made it happen. now, my spa has more business than ever. ...and so does our cleaning crew. [ male announcer ] at citibank, we believe small business is a big deal. what's your story? citibank can help you write it. >>> an embarrassing and potentially dangerous story has the tsa doing damage control. an agent allowed a man to board a flight with an outdated boarding pass and invalid i.d. a nigerian man is in custody tonight charged with being a stowaway. we bring in beverly white from our l.a. station who joins us from lax. beverly, with all the security checkpoints we go through to board a flight, how could this man slip right through? >> reporter: it makes you wonder, raj. it
tied up at the dock tomorrow. >> and tiny pest. big problem. growing bed bug infestation in the bay area. 7 news begins in growing bed bug infestation in the bay area. 7 news begins in 60 seconds. //////////// >> getting across the bay just got more challenging for commuters. good evening i'm dan ashley. >> i'm carolyn johnson. golden gate ferry service cancelled for tomorrow because of threatened one day strike by the ticket seller union. we are live at the larkspur ferry terminal with what all this means for commuters. >>reporter: well, for those who know about it, it means they have to stay home. drive. or take a bus. for anyone who arrives at for ri terminal tomorrow morning unaware the district will be doing sweep, occasional sweep through the terminal and shuttling people to the golden gate bridge bus stop and from there they have to make their way. what it means for l commuters beyond that saturday sunday next week well that's a little unclear. 16 ticket agent at the larkspur ferry terminal embarcadero and on the sausolito ferry are due to be replaced with
on the streets off. live in san jose, jade hernandez ktvu channel 2 news. >> big cutbacks took effect today at the san jose fire department. the department will put as many two fewer engines on the street on any particular day and it will cut staffing from five firefighters per truck to four. firefighters say it will hurt response time. >> as response times increase fire intensity grows, so upon arrival our firefighters are faced with a greater workload, higher risk and greater demand. >> while firefighters will be doing more work, they will be paid 10% less. >>> the oakland city council narrowly approved a budget last night that will allow the rehiring of police officers. mayor jean kwan cast the tie- breaking vote for a budget that provides funding for 22 officers laid off a year ago and also keep libraries and fire stations open but it does call for city worker furlough days, the budget still depends on concessions from five unions. it may need to be revised, depending on the outcome of those deals. >>> a 29-year-old clear lake man is behind bars in sonoma county this noontime suspected
we have that on our side. so far we have not seen a big increase in traffic where the areas would be affected such as the richmond and golden gate bridges. here the traffic along richmond-san rafael bridge. let's check out the golden gate bridge where we have a nice ride in from sausalito. golden gate transit bus service will be offering supplemental service and find a complete schedule on our website at abc7news.com. >>> a lot of bay area commuters will have to start paying more today in san francisco. it will allow passengers to buy $2 more on monthly adult pass and more on seniors and low income riders. cost on cable car went up a dollar to $67 per trip. caltrain will have to pay 25 cents more for a one way fare. daily parking lot will also cost $10 more per month and stickers will no longer give hybrid drivers a free pass. >>> the dmv says wait until you get your notice before you renew your registration. a new law prohibits it until the expiration date or until the dmv sends out a renewal notice. they are waiting to send them out to attempt to reduce backlog they say everyone
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